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Swimming Pool II

A week ago I posted a picture of the artificial swimming pool in museum Voorlinden in Wassernaar near The Hague.
Today a second impression. I took this picture with my “underwater-camera” from the bottom of the pool, looking upwards to the surface of the pool. You can see the disturbed silhouettes of two people looking at the “underwater swimmers”

A smaller version of the swimming-pool was exhibit from 2008-2010 in the MOMO in NY.
Another permanent swimming-pool installation is to be found at the 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanzawa, Japan.

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich is known for installations that seem to defy the basic laws of physics and befuddle the viewer, who is introduced into jarring environments that momentarily threaten a sense of balance or space.
One of his most well-known and critically acclaimed pieces is “Swimming Pool”. Erlich has constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder. When seen from the deck, the pool appears to be filled with deep, shimmering water. In fact, a layer of water only some 10 centimeters deep is suspended over transparent glass. Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that viewers can enter. The work sets up an unfolding sequence of experiences—we view the pool through the glass wall enclosing the courtyard; from the deck, looking down into the pool; and from the interior of the pool, looking up. The Swimming Pool might hence be considered a place where, slowly, with time, different perspectives and perceptions of self and others all come to intersect. (website MOMA)

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 1600
Focal Length: 37 mm
Date Taken: 2017-01-03 11:57
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 6928 kb

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5405 W: 324 N: 10026] (39444)
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